Teeth

5 More Reasons to Floss (Like Sustaining Your Height!)

Flossing is my favorite activity... said no one, ever. My son hardly brushes his teeth. Why should he? At 21 he’s invincible—or is he? Turns out that flossing, and periodontal health in general, can help us do everything from maintain our height to avoid osteoporosis, premature babies,...

The Pull of Oil Pulling

I wanted to try it, especially after reading the stories about the bacteria in your mouth that travel to your brain and cause Alzheimer’s. Plus, the first person to tell me about oil pulling was my father, a pathologist more obsessed with disease prevention than I am. He puts a glob of coconut...

Fluoridated Water Helps Older Adults Keep Teeth, Study Says

Keep Your Pearly Whites White

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